Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)

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Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)
Aretha Franklin - Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky).jpg
Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released June 25, 1973
Recorded April 1972 – August 1972
Studio Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Genre Deep Soul, Southern Soul, Soul, R&B
Label Atlantic (#7265), Rhino
Producer Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin chronology
Amazing Grace
(1972)Amazing Grace1972
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)
(1973)
The Best of Aretha Franklin
(1973)The Best of Aretha Franklin1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B− [2]

Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) is the twenty-first studio album by American singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin. Released on June 25, 1973 by Atlantic Records, It was the first Atlantic album by Aretha to miss the Top 25 of the album chart. (It peaked at #30.) This album was originally planned to be a straight jazz album with songs like "Moody's Mood" and "Just Right Tonight", but producers Franklin and Quincy Jones took a detour and produced songs like "Mister Spain" and the title cut.

Notable songs include the #1 R&B and Top 20 Pop single "Angel" written by Aretha's younger sister, Carolyn Franklin, as well as a cover of "Somewhere" which features Franklin on piano and Phil Woods on alto saxophone. This recording was reissued on compact disc through Rhino Records in the 1990s. The song "Master of Eyes" was included as the 10th track on the reissue. Even though it was a single, it was not included on the first release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)" (Aretha Franklin)
  2. "Somewhere" (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
  3. "So Swell When You're Well" (James Booker, Aretha Franklin)
  4. "Angel" (Carolyn Franklin, Sonny Sanders)
  5. "Sister from Texas" (Aretha Franklin)
  6. "Mister Spain" (Carolyn Plummer)
  7. "That's The Way I Feel About Cha" (Bobby Womack, Jim Grisby, Joe Hicks)
  8. "Moody's Mood" (James Moody, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
  9. "Just Right Tonight" (Aretha Franklin, Avery Parrish, Buddy Feyne, Quincy Jones, Robert Bruce)
  10. "Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)" (Aretha Franklin, Bernice Hart)

Personnel[edit]

Technical
  • Phil Schier - recording engineer
  • Jim Dunn - cover illustration

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bedard, George. Hey Now Hey at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

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